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Old 08-29-2004, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I am going to make my computer well working for a game called The sims 2..:

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp2.030422-1633)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq
System Model: Compaq PC
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Duron(tm) Processor, MMX, 3DNow, ~750MHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
Page File: 185MB used, 432MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0b (4.09.0000.0902)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0902 32bit Unicode
Card name: ATI RADEON VE DDR
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
DAC type: Internal DAC (350Mhz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_5159&SUBSYS_2030148C&REV_00
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 800 x 600 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: COMPAQ MV540 Color Monitor


I plan on upgradding to 512MB, brand new nice video card a (Radeon 9500 Pro)..and a new processor...BTW For under 175 dollers can someone tell me a good processor for gaming?...Also if my computer is frezzing will getting a new processor help?
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Old 08-29-2004, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't get duron processor's for gaming, get athlon. What motherboard do you have? If you don't know use this program to find out- http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.ph...57fb57cf6eb944

Just wait a second for the download to begin. Click save as and save it to your desktop. After that open it by double clicking it where you saved it and find the program executable labeled aida32.exe .
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Old 08-29-2004, 11:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You will need a new motherboard and processor, something like an Athlon XP 2500+ which is like 80 bucks. 512 Ram will be good. Spend all of the rest on the best video card you can afford. Thats going to make the biggest difference in your gamming because it will make the processor work less. After about 2 ghz its not going to make as big of a difference as the video card will, so get the best one you can afford.
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Old 08-29-2004, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow cool that's preety cheap thanks...what do you mean
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After about 2 ghz its not going to make as big of a difference as the video card will, so get the best one you can afford
i dont understand that part.
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Okay give me a second I will find you a good mobo and cpu.


Here is the motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-478&depa=1

Here is a good cpu that will take full advantage of that motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-390&depa=1 . If it is to much then this one is the next step down in fsb speeds- http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-381&depa=1
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